Wellingborough town centre pub wants to play outside music til midnight

Environmental protection officers are against a move by a Wellingborough town centre pub to play outdoor music after 11pm.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 10:26 am
The pub's current premises licence allows it to serve alcohol from 7am to 4am. (Google maps image).

They say the plan by The Horseshoe pub in Sheep Street will create a public nuisance and recommend that Wellingborough’s licensing committee refuse the application to extend the licensing conditions so that music can be played outdoors until midnight.

A report to the committee, which will be heard on Friday, January 10, says: “The department have had historic complaints in regards to this behaviour previously causing a nuisance to the community, due to the proximity of residential premises to the establishment. Environmental protections interventions was required in in June 2018 to abate the nuisance.

“It is the belief of this department that any entertainment in the beer garden/outdoor areas would be capable of creating a nuisance, even with mitigating steps taken and therefore recommend to the committee that a provision for regulated entertainment in the outdoor licensable area is not included as part of this licence.”

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The pub, which has a current premises licence to sell alcohol from 7am right through to 4am, also wants to change a number of other conditions of its licence.

It wants to remove the condition to have Security Industry Accredited door staff on Thursdays and put back their start time on Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30pm to 10.30pm.

The licence application, which has been signed by the pub’s solicitor, also says it wants to remove the fire, health and safety obligations and wants to serve drinks in glass rather than plastic tumblers after 11pm.

A panel of Wellingborough councillors who make up the licensing committee will have the final say.